Campaign Reporter From The Hill Discusses Congressional Election Poll Results During Focus Washington Interview

Oct 13, 2010, 15:05 ET from Focus Washington

Races remain close and undecided voters could break incumbents

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It is now less than a month until the November Congressional elections and most pundits predict dire results for Democrats who presently control both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
In a poll of 12 Congressional races facing freshman Democrats, Sean Miller, The Hill Newspaper campaign reporter, told Chuck Conconi in an interview on Focus Washington that the races are tight, but that there still are a number of undecided voters.
However, Miller said that Republicans were more enthusiastic voters this election than Democrats or Independents. In an anti-incumbent political season, Miller said the undecided are likely to break to the challengers. The young voters, ages 18 to 30, who had so strongly supported Obama's campaign two years ago are disappointed, especially in the area of jobs and unemployment, Miller explained.
"It is easier to be on the offensive than the defensive," he said. It is easier to attack the party in power than the party in power to defend policies. His predictions were generally consistent with other pundits' predictions, believing that Democrats will likely hold on to the Senate majority but have a good chance of losing the House.

SOURCE Focus Washington